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Tuna and Coconut Rice Empanadas

Tuna and Coconut Rice Empanadas
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 4
Empanadas are definitely a people pleaser. They’re versatile and you can use many different fillings and you can even prepare them in advance to save time. They’re a hit at any celebration or a great after-school snack. This recipe is simple and a delicious option for lunch or a quick dinner. Everyone at home loved these tuna and coconut rice empanadas. They were a success!

Ingredients

For the empanadas:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup carrot, grated
  • 1/2 cup white onion, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 cans (5 oz each) tuna
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 10 empanada lids
  • 1 egg, beaten

For the coconut rice:

  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 cup butter
  • Salt, to taste

Directions

  • 1
    For the empanadas: Pre-heat oven to 350° F.
  • 2
    In a sauce pan, place the butter, carrot and onion. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook on medium-heat for 5 minutes or until the onion is tender.
  • 3
    Turn off the heat and add the tuna and lemon juice, and mix well.
  • 4
    In each empanada lid, place 1 tablespoon of the tuna preparation. Close the edges with a fork or your hand.
  • 5
    Put the empanadas on a baking tray and brush them with the beaten egg. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden.
  • 6
    For the coconut rice: Put the rice, coconut milk, butter and salt in a medium pot. Cook on high heat until it begins to dry up. Cover and continue cooking on low until the rice is ready.
  • 7
    Serve and enjoy.

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  • Empanadas are definitely a people pleaser. They’re versatile and you can use many different fillings and you can even prepare them in advance to save time. They’re a hit at any celebration or a great after-school snack. This recipe is simple and a delicious option for lunch or a quick dinner. Everyone at home loved these tuna and coconut rice empanadas. They were a success!
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